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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Moisson Montréal welcomes youth from summer camps benefiting from the Feeding our Future Program at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts/

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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Moisson Montréal welcomes youth from summer camps benefiting from the Feeding our Future Program at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts/

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The organization will take advantage of this opportunity to share updates on its summer campaign Hungry for Vacation

MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Moisson Montréal invites the media to a festive picnic at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 11 a.m.  Approximately fifty youths from summer camps benefiting from the Feeding our Future Program will also be there to take part. Moisson Montréal has been providing snacks or lunches over a period of 8 weeks to 11 summer camps located in disadvantaged areas of Montreal. This program positively impacts more than 1,000 children daily.

During the summer, many families on the island of Montreal suddenly have fewer food resources available to them because they can no longer benefit from school food aid or various programs that suspend their activities during the summer season. Moisson Montreal's accredited partners see the demand for their support increase, and so our reserves empty quickly. We estimate that 39,000 young Montrealers between the ages of 3 and 17 rely on some sort of food assistance. To help youth and their families, Moisson Montréal has set itself the goal of raising $60,000 in one month.

 

WHO:           

Mr. Richard D. Daneau, Moisson Montréal's Executive Director


Mr. Paul Simard, Moisson Montréal's Director of Philanthropic Development and


Communications



WHEN:          

Wednesday August 8, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EST)



WHERE:          

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


2075, Bishop Street, Montreal, H3G 2E8

 

DETAILS:                      

  • From 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Journalists' arrival, interviews with our spokesperson, taking action shots of the children in the workshops (on request).
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Beginning of the lunch, taking action shots, interviews with the youth and the summer camps' manager.

About Moisson Montréal
Founded in 1984, Moisson Montréal is the largest food bank in Canada. Through its centre for collecting, sorting and distributing emergency food assistance, the organization supplies 241 accredited community organizations on the Island of Montreal. In turn, these organizations provide food assistance to nearly 137,000 people, including 41,500 children each month. Moisson Montréal distributes annually 15.6 million kg of food, representing a total value of nearly $85 million.

 

SOURCE MOISSON MONTREAL

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